FEELING THE SPARKS FLY: Cause Date also organizes group meetups for like-minded people - such as harvesting orange groves for those in need in Carmarillo, California. WHO: Vegetarians, vegans, raw-foodists, fruitarians, and macrobiotics.Veggie lets members search by diet - so picking the restaurant for that all-important first date as easy as can be.I checked the website Eater for its Heat Map, which includes new, tasty restaurants in the city. The stunning fact remained: it was quicker for my dad to find a wife than it is for me to decide where to eat dinner.This kind of rigor goes into a lot of my decisionmaking.
From Ok Cupid to Tinder, online dating sites play matchmaker 24/7 for men and women of all walks of life every day - sparking fun dates, relationships, and ultimately lots of love. I asked my dad about this experience, and here’s how he described it: he told his parents he was ready to get married, so his family arranged meetings with three neighboring families. That’s how my dad decided on the person with whom he was going to spend the rest of his life. I am perpetually indecisive about even the most mundane things, and I couldn’t imagine navigating such a huge life decision so quickly. Happily so—and probably more so than most people I know who had nonarranged marriages.Dana Sitar (@danasitar) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder.She’s written for Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, Writer’s Digest and more, attempting humor wherever it’s allowed (and sometimes where it’s not).